Any plugins for InDesign (CC) that would scan and search on all the folders in the computer and in the mounted drives on a Mac for a missing file?

Something that would keep us from searching that file (even if the path is included in the link details). That would be pretty useful for people working on multiple computers, and having some links on each computers.

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I don't think you need a script or plugin for that. Just go to the links window, look for the name of the missing file and search for it in the default operation system search engine.

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  • Thanks for your comment. This is actually what we are doing right now. I was thinking more about a plugin that would do the search within InDesign for you, instead of searching it manually by pasting the file name in the search box of the relink window. I was wondering if there was a faster way of doing it by using a plugin or something. Thanks again for your input!
    – Marc
    Apr 15, 2015 at 13:26
  • There are several scripts out there that do the job e.g. kasyan.ho.com.ua/batch_update_links.html Apr 16, 2015 at 10:46

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